New ferromagnetic polymorph of CrSb2 synthesized under high pressure

Hirotsugu Takizawa, Kyota Uheda, Tadashi Endo

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A new ferromagnetic polymorph of CrSb2 was synthesized under high-pressure-temperature conditions. The crystal structure is body-centered tetragonal with the space group I4/mcm, namely the CuAl2-type structure. The experiments under various pressure conditions revealed that the high-pressure polymorph was formed above 5.5 GPa, and the compound crystallized into the low-pressure marcasite-type structure below 5 GPa. The characteristic of the high-pressure phase is the metallic bond nature including the formation of Cr-Cr-Cr linear chain along the c-axis. The compound shows metallic conductivity and itinerant-electron ferromagnetic behavior with the Curie temperature of 160 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jun 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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